Incoming Board President, Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. They asked for his support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan and for a seat at the table to help determine the state's energy portfolio to comply with the plan.Read more »
Florida PSR held Peace Luncheon to commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki Aug 26, with around 50-60 medical and public health students.View photos »
Citing the Florida Medical Association's (FMA) existing policies recognizing the importance of air and water quality for the health of Floridians, the importance of maintaining the safety of the Floridian Aquifer, and the role of the FMA to communicate with physicians and Floridians concerning topics of environmental health, the FMA passed a resolution favoring full disclosure of chemicals, monitoring of human exposures, research into health impacts and the education of physicians and the public regarding the potential health and environmental effects resulting from fracking.Read more »
Great news for Florida as Senator Bill Nelson hears about fracking concerns in Naples and promises to make this a focus in DC.Read more »
The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.Read More »
Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.Read More »
The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.Read More »
Incoming Board President Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health-protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Dr. Ron Saff, an allergy and asthma specialist and a member of PSR, warned that the time for talk has already passed as Florida is feeling the effects of human-induced global warming.Source: Tampa Bay Times
Florida PSR held a Peace Luncheon to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg will speak on the health dangers of coal ash at the 21st Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference.
Dr. Lynn Ringenberg is invited to speak on "Health-related consequences of climate change" at the 16th annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit, co-hosted by Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University.
Guest speaker Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson, PhD. Co-sponsored by PSR Florida.
PSR's official comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, submitted November 22, 2014. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
Yolanda Whyte, MD, a Board member of PSR Florida. These are her comments before an EPA hearing on water pollution from coal plants on July 9, 2013. Read more »
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